Ellen S.

Severn, MD


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Towson University
Elementary Education


Towson University (Elementary Education)

About Ellen

Hi, my name is Ellen and I think I’m a great tutor for elementary school children. I’ve had a lot of experience working in elementary schools and tutoring kids in my neighborhood. I received my Bachelor's degree at Towson University in December 2014.

I have worked with students on their reading, writing, and mathematics. When working with students on their reading I would try to show them sentence structure and how things in a story are connected. I have even tried making personal connections between the book and the student. I think that helps them understand the story better. When I teach math I like to explain what we are doing and why we are doing it. A lot of times, students have a hard time understanding math because no one really explained the “why” part. I like to make my math lessons interactive and fun for students to learn.

The most important part of teaching for me is knowing the child. If I know what they like, I have an easier time connecting what I am teaching them to something that is familiar. I like to meet with a child and their parent before I begin tutoring them because it helps me see the child's specific learning needs. It also gives me a better idea on how I need to teach them.

I want your child to be the best that they can be, and I can help get them there!

Thank you,
Hi, my name is Ellen and I think I’m a great tutor for elementary school children. I’ve had a lot of experience working in elementary schools and tutoring kids in my neighborhood. I received my Bachelor's degree at Towson University in December 2014.

I have worked with students on their Read more

24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Severn, MD 21144
In-person lessons
Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra, Probability
English, Grammar,
Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar,
Reading, Study Skills,
Special Needs:
Special Needs
Algebra 1, Elementary (K-6th),
English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, Study Skills,
Corporate Training:

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Part of my degree from community college was a class that focused on children with special needs. While in this class we talked about ADD and ADHD. I learned a lot about the disorders and the best ways to teach students with the disorders. If the child is hyperactive you can do an activity that will get them moving. An example of this would be going outside and playing hop scotch while doing multiplication problems. The child would throw a paper ball and where ever it lands is one number. Then they would throw the ball again and take that number and multiply it by the number from before. It is a great activity for a child with ADD/ADHD because it gets them moving.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am qualified to tutor this subject because I have my Associates in Teaching degree from Anne Arundel Community College. I have also tutored students in these grade levels and they have shown significant improvement. I have also had internships working with elementary teachers in the classroom, so I know how to plan a lesson and teach it.

Elementary Math

While receiving my associate's degree from community college, I spent a lot of time helping students with mathematics. While helping those students we worked on a variety of subjects including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and fractions. After helping those students they seemed to improve significantly in the classroom. I also think I am qualified to teach this subject because I try to stay up-to-date with all the new teaching practices. I think makes me an effective tutor.


I am qualified to tutor this subject because while at Towson University I took a course on writing. While in this course we learned about grammar and why it is important. We also learned about the proper uses of colons, semi-colons, quotation marks, etc. It was good to re-learn these things because I had forgotten a lot of the rules over the years. Something else that qualifies me to tutor this subject is I know how to teach students about grammar. I can explain grammar in a way that is easy for them to understand, no matter what age they are.

Special Needs

While I was at community college I took an entire course on special needs. The information in this course ranged from autism to ADHD to Downs syndrome. I have worked with students who had special needs or other problems in the classroom. Each student I have worked with I have had success in helping them with their academics. I am qualified to tutor in this subject because I think every student with special needs can learn, I just need to find a way to help them based on their individual needs.

Study Skills

While getting my associate's degree, I became serious about studying and school. I created my own study habits and found they really worded for me. I recently took a class at Towson University where we wrote a research paper. In the research paper I had to find resources online that were reliable. This was a great refresher course for me. I also feel qualified for this because I have been using good study skills for the past eight years of my life. I can relate to students who struggle with studying and I can help them because I have done it myself.

Towson University
Elementary Education


Towson University (Elementary Education)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ellen will travel within 10 miles of Severn, MD 21144.

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